47 Glencairn Ave
Feb. 28, 1958

My dear Miss de Banke:

It was lovely of you to send such a warm expression of friendship. I would have responded before but I have been laid up with neuritis which makes my hand tremble in writing.

No, I didn't get your Hand over Hand. It may have been sent to the College and then got lost in transmission to my new address.

I am delighted that you received such a glowing tribute from the Times.

Excuse this wavering penmanship.

Yours very cordially,
Ned Pratt

Hand over Hand
The first volume of her autobiography (London: Hutchison, 1957).